WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nov 25, 2018, 05.20 PM
India defeated Australia by six wickets in the third and final T20 International to level the series 1-1 at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
D'Arcy Short (33) was the top-scorer for Australia, while Krunal Pandya snatched four precious wickets for India for which he got the man of the match award.
Despite Pandya's four-wicket haul, the hosts managed to put up a defendable total of 164 runs but Virat Kohli's side chased down the total with two balls remaining.
Dhawan-Rohit partnership had put pressure on the Australian bowling attack but with Shikhar Dhawan's wicket, pace sensation Mitchell Starc got a breakthrough for the Aussies. Dhawan scored quick 41 with 121.74 strike rate.
Spinner Adam Zampa got another wicket as he sent off Rohit Sharma for 23 with a quicker length ball that ripped through Sharma which he failed to assess.
Australia looked in control in the middle overs but skipper Kohli's unbeaten 61-run stand helped India to register a much-needed win.